Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services
|Office of the Director
Nancy Dietz, Director
Alison McGonigal, Deputy Director
Phone: 302-633-2620 Fax: 302-633-2636
Our mission is "to support public safety and positive change of children, families, and communities through guidance, education and empowerment."
The Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services (DYRS) provides services to youth in the State of Delaware who have been adjudicated delinquent and ordered by the court system to receive rehabilitative services. DYRS serves approximately 5,000 youth per year, ranging from probation to secure care.
The Office of the Director oversees direct division operations, budget management, policy development and implementations, division programs, intra/ inter agency cooperation and coordination, staff training, and mandates in providing core services.
In DYRS, there are five secure care facilities that provide secure detention for youth and 24-hour custodial care and treatment for incarcerated, adjudicated youth. Secure care also provides appropriate education, treatment, counseling, recreation, vocational training, medical care, and family focused case management for youth in secure residential facilities.
In addition, DYRS includes Community Services. The Community Services unit provides probation and aftercare services to approximately 3,000 youth per year, in addition to overseeing 47 contracts with providers offering residential and nonresidential programs and services. Community Services operate to ensure that the risks to the public is minimized, youth are served in the least restrictive environment appropriate for their needs, and the families of the youth are strengthened through Community Services intervention.
DYRS works closely with the community through the Community Advisory Board, which meets bi-monthly to keep the community abreast with what is going on in our Division. It is also a time for the members of the community to share their concerns, positive feedback, and ideas, which can help us serve the children in our care.
- New Castle County Detention Center
- William Marion Stevenson House
- Ferris School/ Mowlds Cottage
- Residential Cottages
Juvenile Justice Information
- Assessment of Juvenile Justice in Delaware
- Dispositional Guideline
- Recidivism Report
- Juvenile Justice Collaborative
- Juvenile Justice Report
- Youth Justice – Pathways for Promising Futures
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